Friday, September 18, 2020

Innovative Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will teach music lessons, rehearse and give concerts as they take up a permanent base at Acland Burghley in Tufnell Park

Album review: Native Harrow – Closeness

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Fourth record for US folk duo is imbued with sparkles of jazz, art-pop, soul and the American Songbook

Aurora Orchestra live at Kings Cross

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Playing Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony from memory marked an uplifting and welcome return to live ticketed orchestra playing

The Camden Town music venue comes back to life after five months closure with fully seated socially distanced gigs that mirror the original layout of 30 years ago

Monday’s outdoor concert is believed to be the first live ticketed performance of an orchestral symphony in the UK since lockdown and is a prelude to Thursday’s BBC Prom

Bartlett’s debut is an open invitation to float gently through pools of calming piano

The West Hampstead Walking on Sunshine singer on turning 60, writing her own songs and winning Eurovision

A smattering of plum tracks on a debut that borrows from Britpop and beyond.

Struggling grassroots music venues have been awarded thousands of pounds to cover rent and running costs and stave off closure

Celebrated electro-popsters reveal a hypnotic, nuanced and considered third album.

Opera returned to North London with a beautiful outdoor, socially distanced performance of Gustav Holst’s Savitri at the Highgate arts centre

Tickets for the socially-distanced August Bank Holiday event go on sale soon with further names to be announced

Hampstead Gardens Suburb’s annual arts festival went ahead this month with a reduced programme of concerts, walks, book talks and children’s events

Andrews flies the flag for modern Americana with a triumphantly raw, reflective set

Suburb-based composer Noah Max brings his Echo Ensemble to Central Square and Hornsey based opera singer Mary Bevan is programming concerts at St Mary’s Tower

The Yorkshire outfit sound anything but peaky on their darkly thrilling sophomore record

A Hampstead musician is set to release an as-yet unheard track recorded by his award-winning band nearly three decades ago.

The Highgate Arts Centre is planning live performances on the Tea Lawn including Hampstead Garden Opera taking on life and death in Holst’s Savitri

The Australian rocker will perform his back catalogue solo at the piano in the West Hall to a global paying audience

The art-pop veterans, now in their sixth decade as Sparks, proffer another pick’n’mix of surreal nuggets

Venues including the Hampstead Jazz Club, Electric Ballroom, Dingwalls and Aces and Eights warn they could face closure without a package of Government support

The Kenwood Ladies pond swimmers, anti-racist activist Claudia Jones, and 17th century philanthropist Lady Elizabeth Gould join a scheme to remember fabulous women

Frenetic, full-on and danceable new wave debut from Canada’s best new band

The Home Concert Club is running regular family and adult concerts to entertain audiences who are missing classical music - and make sure the performers are paid

The annual arts festival goes online this year with three weeks of music events, book talks, and family activities


Reception and Year 1 classes at St Anthony’s Girls School have been learning about the changing seasons and wildlife through regular trips to Golders Hill Park, following months of limited outdoor activity

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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